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Shaking Ribavirin Capsules

Hi All- I know this may sound dumb, but my niece threw my bottle of Ribavirin Capsules against the wall (She was mad at her mom- and grabbed the first thing in sight- which happened to be my brand new bottle).  I opened the bottle immediately after to see if there was any damage.  All the capsules seem intact, however, would there be any damage to the medicine itself?  I looked it up online, and they said never to "open, break, or chew on capsules."  My situation doesn't fall into any of those categories.

Again, I do apologize if this sounds dumb =P  - I am almost done with my tx and I don't want anything to jeopardize the results.
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92903 tn?1309908311
Was it the North wall or  South wall?

Nevermind. I;m sure it's OK either way.
476246 tn?1418874514
I don't see how it could do anything to the meds, if they are still intact.

446474 tn?1446351282
"Shaken, not stirred" “The name’s Bond. James Bond.”

Kat138, All is good. You're in the home stretch? Congratulations. Wishing you SVR!

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Hi Kat,

So your niece was ticked off and chose the most expensive bottle of pills in the house to throw? Lucky it wasn't the peg!

When it comes to ribavirin, my specialist pharmacist for Roche acted like anything pretty much goes, shake-it-up-wise or temperature-wise.

Warning to your niece, though, he said it's super-important to not shake the interferon!  

As for the online directions about not dividing the pills ( in order to divide the dose), some pills are like that and I don't know why. I've tried cutting some pills in half, no problem, but for others the pharmacist said not to do it.

Congrats on getting closer and closer to the finish line - it feels so great to cross over and soon you'll be there, no more shots, no more pills.

206807 tn?1331939784
Maybe you should introduce your niece to Riba Rage. I bet she would go running to her mother and probably never touch anything of yours for the rest of her life.
1117750 tn?1307390169
is it still permissable to tie children to bannisters and trees etc?
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